Gay Music Minister Forced to Resign Over “Questionable” Relationship

News has broken of another LGBTQ-related employment dispute, this time involving a gay music minister in Georgia. Read More

Bishops Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Allow Employers to Discriminate Against LGBTQ Workers

Key bishops in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have released a statement commenting on three cases which involved LGBTQ civil rights that the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for last week.  Read More

On National Coming Out Day, A Transgender Teacher’s Story of Being Authentic in Catholic Education

A transgender educator in Malta has called her experience teaching at a Catholic school "amazing," which seems to be due in large part to their decision to come out from the very beginning. Read More

Catholics Central in LGBTQ, Religious Liberty Cases Before U.S. Supreme Court This Term

Are LGBTQ people protected from discrimination under federal law or not? This question is central to three LGBTQ-focused cases that U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments for today. While none of these cases directly involve Catholic plaintiffs or defendants, Catholics remain central to important cases involving LGBTQ issues and religious liberty that the Court will consider this term. Read More

Trump Administration Backs Archdiocese That Forced Catholic School to Fire Gay Employee

Today's post includes three updates out of Indianapolis regarding church employment disputes. First, the Trump administration has stated its support for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, which is being sued by an employee fired from a Catholic school because of their same-gender marriage. Second, a canon lawyer has said the Vatican's lifting of ecclesiastical suspensions against Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School is "exceptional." Third, Shelly Fitzgerald participated in a Democratic presidential debate. Read More

Gay Educator Resigns from Catholic School Because He “Can No Longer Live a Lie”

"What’s the Catholic church teaching us about love?" That’s the title question of a recent article which features the story of Brendan, a gay Australian educator who recently resigned from a Catholic school administrative position after 22 years of service. Read More

Betsy DeVos’ Visit to Catholic School Highlights Diocesan Ban on Transgender Students, Staff

A visit by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to a Catholic school has highlighted diocesan policies to which that school adheres which ban transgender students and employees who receive gender confirming surgery or related healthcare. Read More

Vatican Suspends Sanctions Against Catholic School that Refused to Fire LGBTQ Teacher

The Vatican has suspended sanctions imposed on a Catholic school that refused to fire an LGBTQ employee while the school appeals the decree of the archbishop who requested the firing and imposed the sanctions. Read More

Canada’s Largest Catholic School District Weighs Gender Identity Protections

Officials for the world's largest publicly-funded Catholic school district are deciding whether to make non-discrimination protections more LGBTQ inclusive by including protections for gender identity and/or expression. Read More

Fired Roncalli High Employees Describe Struggles for Church Worker Justice

The two LGBTQ church workers terminated by Roncalli High School have spoken out in recent interviews about their quests for justice. Read More